In modern architecture, glass is actively used to create aesthetic and inviting spaces. Its versatility has made it a favourite building material among architects and interior designers. But when it comes to applications where privacy is a mandate or is desirable, will it still prove to be versatile? The answer in short is yes! Various innovative forms of glass are available with AIS Glass to meet the unique demands of today’s day and age. And when it comes to matters of privacy, frosted glass is the solution you are looking for.
What Is Frosted Glass?
Frosted glass, also known as privacy glass is a type of processed glass which is translucent in nature. It seems to have a milky appearance and hence, is not as clear as normal glass. The pitted appearance of one side of the glass surface, though translucent, still allows light to be transmitted.
How Is Frosted Glass Made?
To achieve its milky translucent appearance, there are two kinds of techniques used to make frosted glass.
This technique uses hydrofluoric acid to achieve the frosted look of the glass. The acid reacts with the glass, corroding its surface and therefore providing it with its milky appearance. After the process of acid-etching, the glass is thoroughly washed, leaving behind a permanently etched glass.
Sandblasting is another technique used to produce frosted glass. This technique uses a high-velocity machine to blast sand on the surface of the glass. The high velocity with which the sand hits the glass creates abrasions, rendering the surface rough and translucent. The level of translucency can be altered by altering the speed of the machine.
Why Should You Choose Frosted Glass Partitions for Your Office?
Installing frosted glass in your office can completely transform it into a modern, stylish, and a fully functional space. Here are some of the ways in which choosing frosted glass will enhance your office space.
One of the biggest advantages of using frosted glass in offices is the increased amount of natural light. Frosted glass is not as opaque as a brick wall and not as transparent as a normal glass wall providing you with sufficient natural light that makes your space brighter. Its translucent surface does not stop light from being transmitted. Increased amount of natural light reduces the need for artificial lighting, and subsequently helps you save energy. Natural light makes your space feel bigger and more inviting. Moreover, frosted glass blocks out the harmful UV rays of the sun allowing only the “good rays” to reach you.
Maintaining a certain amount of privacy is imperative in an office space setting. And frosted glass is also known as privacy glass for a reason. It allows a smooth flow of natural light, and creates a certain amount of openness without compromising on your need for privacy. The glass’ translucent nature and noise insulating properties allow you to work efficiently without getting disturbed by unwanted external noises.
Glass is often perceived to be fragile and breakable; however, frosted glass is usually made from toughened glass and hence does not break even under high impact. It is extremely sturdy and is very difficult to break. Frosted glass is produced in a manner that it can withstand high pressure environments such as earthquakes or fires. Even if the glass does shatter, it breaks into small and blunt pebble-like pieces that do not cause serious injuries unlike normal glass.
By installing frosted glass partitions in your workspace, you create a warm and welcoming environment. The space feels bigger and airy with enough natural light to illuminate the office environment. It also ensures the privacy of the employees, therefore providing them with a space where they can work productively. The overall environment of the office transforms into one which promotes creativity.
Apart from all its functional benefits, frosted glass is also an aesthetic addition to your office. With the number of customisations available in frosted glass, you could install it throughout your office space. Using frosted glass partitions undoubtedly makes the office space look more stylish, elegant and adds a professional feel. Modern architects highly recommend using frosted glass partitions to compliment the workplace.
Frosted glass is a low-maintenance option as compared to brick walls. It is long-lasting since its sturdy nature ensures that it doesn’t break easily. Moreover, a frosted glass office partition is easy to clean; all you have to do is occasionally wipe the glass with a damp cloth and it will appear as good as new. Although you can use any dusting cloth, it is recommended you use a microfiber cloth to maintain the glass’ quality.
Scope for Personalisation
Frosted glass can be completely customised according to your space and preferences. You can create custom logos on the glass. You can even choose half partitions, or full frosted glass partitions to create conference rooms, or separate cubicles.
At AIS Glass, we offer several frosted glass solutions to fit your needs perfectly. We customise the glass as per your needs and desires so that you can enjoy a stylish and comfortable office space. Our AIS Krystal frosted glass is India’s only branded frosted glass that will not only allow you to enjoy privacy in your workspace but will also let natural light pass through so you don’t end up feeling locked in. Additionally, you can install our frosted glass solutions in your doors, interior screens, false ceiling/roofing, banisters, stairs, bathrooms, et al. For glass solutions that make your spaces private but not secret, get in touch with AIS Glass today!